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Job Title: PhD position (by application) – injury epidemiology
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Organization: TBMC, University of Turku (Finland),
Posted: 4/22/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Injury Control and Prevention
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Turku,      Finland
Position Description: Main Tasks and Duties: *Apply for research grants and develop a thesis/dissertation on one of the central issues addressed in the Research Group’s projects. *Support the PI and co-investigators in the daily functioning of global research projects (Europe, Africa, South America). *Coordinate daily activities (data collection and follow-up). *Facilitate communication and coordination among investigators in different parts of the world including the study group(s). *Manage data and conduct statistical analyses. *Prepare project reports and other documentation. *Manage agenda and scheduling of meetings and submission deadlines. *Assist in other activities related to injury research and prevention. *Candidates with their own well-written research proposals (max of 5 pages) are also encouraged to apply and seek funding for their ideas.

Qualifications: *Master’s degree in public health, global health or related field. Physicians with at least 2 years of research exposure. *Training in quantitative research methods (with demonstrated experience; ideal candidate will also have some training in qualitative and social science research methods). *Excellent organizational and time management skills. *Ability to effectively work both as a team member and independently across time zones. *Excellent computer skills: MS Office / LibreOffice or equivalent plus statistical programs (eg SPSS, Stata, or R). *Excellent English proficiency is required. Other languages such as French, Kiswahili, Spanish or Portuguese are highly desirable. Must have excellent written English skills; shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide examples of original writing in English. *Familiarity with the conventions for reporting original research in scientific publications (e.g., the appropriate structure for the introduction, methodology, results and discussion sections). *Ability to accurately describe other researchers’ findings and to cite the information using standard referencing conventions, as well as to manage citations in an article and format references correctly with Zotero or similar reference managers. *Ability to use PubMed/Medline and other major databases to conduct literature searches. *A publishing track record with at least 2 peer- reviewed articles published or submitted is highly desirable.

Organization Description: Turku Brain and Mind Center (TBMC) was created in 2011 and gathers more than twenty research groups from various fields of neuroscience in Turku, Finland. TBMC groups are from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. We are pioneers in systemic neuroscience, molecular neuroscience and brain imaging. TBMC researchers work in multi-disciplinary teams to explore the mechanisms underlying brain function in health and disease.

In addition to scientific research, we provide high- level specialized education to young scientists with a keen interest to excel in the field of neuroscience. A key endeavour of TBMC is to facilitate collaborations with commercial enterprises and pharmaceutical companies, thereby helping to bridge the gap between academic neuroscience research and drug development.

A newly created research group in injury epidemiology within the Turku Brain and Mind Center at the University of Turku in Finland, seeks an enthusiastic and organized PhD student who is interested in applying for funding to develop one of several global PhD projects within the field of injury and violence prevention. Subfields include traumatic brain injury, falls, burns, poisoning, suicide, gender-based violence, traffic injury, workplace injuries, drowning, bullying, elder abuse and self-harm.

Closing Date: 7/22/2018
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Contact Name: Michael Wilson,  PhD position (by application) – injury epidemiology
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How to Apply: Please send a CV and a statement of research interests to: Michael Wilson, with the subject heading PROSPECTIVE-INJURY. The CV should include the names and emails of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date for the receipt of applications is 23h59 EET, 31st Dec 2018. A confirmation of receipt of application will be sent, however, queries can only be answered after the closing date and only for shortlisted candidates.

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